• The Pines

    Discover the enchanting history of one of Loxton's iconic homesteads. This historic house and gardens are available for guided tours as well as a venue for special functions

This fully furnished six roomed sandstone villa and beautiful gardens were bequeathed to the people of Loxton for display and entertainment purposes in 2002 by Amalia Ella Kingdon (1911-2002).

Built in 1909, the historic house and gardens offer a glimpse into the grand way of life of Amalia and her pioneering parents Paul Heinrich ‘Henry’ Adolph (1884-1926) and Mary Christina Frieda Thiele (1888-1978). Amalia had been an only child, and her father played an important role in the public affairs of Loxton. During guided tours of the house you can see Amalia’s sumptuous wedding dress of magnolia satin which she wore when she married Jack Kingdon (1900-1970) in 1936 at St Peter’s Church Loxton. A detailed commentary by your tour guide will give you an insight into the lifestyle and generosity of this local family.

The house and gardens are now maintained and supported by a team of volunteers, acting as gardeners, tour guides, cleaners and caterers.

As well as guided tours, a wide variety of functions including corporate events, breakfasts, dinners, birthday parties, cocktail parties, weddings and receptions can also be catered for.

Tour only (per person): $10.00
Tour and morning/afternoon tea (per person): $15.00
Tour plus luncheon (per person): $25.00

Tours for small or large groups by appointment

Loxton Visitor Information Centre
08 8584 8071
[email protected]

The Pines

Discover the enchanting history of one of Loxton's iconic homesteads. This historic house and gardens are available for guided tours as well as a venue for special functions